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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Wen-Xian Du
Healthy Processed Foods Research
Research Food Technologist

Phone: (510) 559-6148
Fax: (510) 559-5818
Room 1105
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-PFR
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Electrostatic spraying of antimicrobial coating to improve strawberry quality - (Abstract Only) - (19-Feb-14)
Effect of UV-B light on total soluble phenolic contents of various whole and fresh-cut specialty crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Breksa Iii, A.P., Mchugh, T.H. 2014. Effect of UV-B light on total soluble phenolic contents of various whole and fresh-cut specialty crops. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 93:72-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2014.02.004.
Solution blow spun Poly(lactic acid)/Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose nanofibers with antimicrobial properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Chiou, B., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Du, W., Gregorski, K.S., Williams, T.G., Wood, D.F., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2014. Solution blow spun Poly(lactic acid)/Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose nanofibers with antimicrobial properties. European Polymer Journal. 54:1-10.
Physical and antibacterial properties of Açaí edible films formulated with thyme essential oil and apple skin polyphenols - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Feb-14)
Optimization of antimicrobial and physical properties of alginate coating containing carvacrol and methyl cinnamate for strawberry application Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peretto, G., Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Berrios, J.D., Sambo, P., Mchugh, T.H. 2014. Optimization of antimicrobial and physical properties of alginate coating containing carvacrol and methyl cinnamate for strawberry application. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/jf4042886.
Torrefaction of agricultural by-products: Effects of temperature and time on energy yields - (Abstract Only) - (06-Dec-13)
Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peretto, G., Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Sarreal, S.L., Hua, S.T., Sambo, P., Mchugh, T.H. 2013. Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films. Postharvest Biology and Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.postharvbio.2013.11.003.
Edible films from pectin: Physical-mechanical and antimicrobial properties - A Review Reprint Icon - (Review Article)
Espitia, P.J., Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Fatima, N.D., Soares, N.F., Mchugh, T.H. 2013. Edible films from pectin: Physical-mechanical and antimicrobial properties - A Review. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 35:287-296. DOI:10.1016/j.foodhyd.2013.06.005.
Antimicrobial synergy of apple skin polyphenol and thyme essential oil in Açaí edible films and their effects on film properties (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (13-Mar-13)
Antioxidant characterization and sensory evaluation during storage of ultraviolet-B light exposed baby carrots (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Increasing strawberry shelf-life with carvacrol and methyl cinnamate antimicrobial vapors released from edible films (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Antibacterial activity and physical properties of açaí edible films incorporated with thyme essential oil and apple skin polyphenol (abstract) - (Abstract Only) - (12-Feb-13)
Torrefaction of agricultural by-products (abstract) - (Abstract Only)
Chiou, B., Bilbao-Sainz, C., Valenzuela-Medina, D., Klamczynski, A., Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Imam, S.H., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2013. Torrefaction of agricultural by-products (abstract). American Chemical Society Abstracts. p.1.
Influence of disperse phase characteristics on stability, physical and antimicrobial properties of emulsions containing cinnamaldehyde - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Chiou, B., Du, W., Gregorski, K.S., Orts, W.J. 2012. Influence of disperse phase characteristics on stability, physical and antimicrobial properties of emulsions containing cinnamaldehyde. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 90:233-241. DOI: 10.1007/S11746-012-2164-1.
Sensory evaluation of baked chicken wrapped with antimicrobial apple and tomato edible films formulated with Cinnamaldehyde and Carvacrol Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Woods, R.D., Breksa III, A.P., Mchugh, T.H., Friedman, M., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E. 2012. Sensory evaluation of baked chicken wrapped with antimicrobial apple and tomato edible films formulated with Cinnamaldehyde and Carvacrol. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 60(32):7799-7804. DOI: 10.1021/jf301281a.
Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Breksa III, A.P., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products. Food Chemistry. 134:1862-1869. DOI:10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.03.097.
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of selected fresh-cut fruits and vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (09-Feb-12)
Effect of UV-B light and genotype on antioxidant enhancement of carrot slices - (Abstract Only) - (09-Feb-12)
PLA fibers with antimicrobial properties developed by solution blow spinning - (Abstract Only) - (09-Feb-12)
Ultraviolet-B light treatment increases antioxidant capacity of carrot products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Woods, R.D., Olson, D.A., Breksa III, A.P., Mchugh, T.H. 2012. Ultraviolet-B light treatment increases antioxidant capacity of carrot products. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 92(11):2341-2348.
Starch-lipid composites containing cimmamaldehyde - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bilbao-Sainz, C., Chiou, B., De Campos, A., Du, W., Wood, D.F., Klamczynski, A., Glenn, G.M., Orts, W.J. 2012. Starch-lipid composites containing cimmamaldehyde. Starch. 64(3):219-228.
Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films for food safety - (Book / Chapter)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Hua, S.T., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films for food safety. In: Science against Microbial Pathogens: Communicating Current Research and Technological Advances. Badajoh, Spain: Formatex. p. 1124-1134.
Novel approach to inhibit the growth of Aspergilus flavus and aflatoxin production by essential oil edible film - (Abstract Only) - (28-Feb-11)
Effect of UV-B light and different cutting styles on antioxidant enhancement of commercial fresh-cut carrot products - (Abstract Only) - (10-Feb-11)
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic content of various whole and fresh-cut vegetables - (Abstract Only) - (10-Feb-11)
Antimicrobial volatile essential oils in edible films and pouches for produce safety - (Abstract Only) - (01-Feb-11)
Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS Reprint Icon - (Trade Journal)
Milczarek, R.R., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Du, W., Chiou, B., Mc Hugh, T.H. 2010. Milling by product Utilization Research at USDA-ARS. Trade Journal Publication. 1(12)1.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Friedman, M., Mchugh, T.H. 2011. Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenols. Journal of Food Science. 76(2):149-155. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3841.2010.02012.x.
Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.C., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, cinnamon and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 88.
Physical and antibacterial properties of edible films formulated with apple skin polyphenolics - (Abstract Only) - (18-Feb-10)
Effect of plant essential oils against foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica in raw cookie dough - (Abstract Only) - (18-Feb-10)
Effect of UV-B light on soluble phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of various specialty crops and pomaces - (Abstract Only) - (18-Feb-10)
Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodborne pathogens, Escherichia coli O157:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Allspice, garlic and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactivate the foodbrone pathogens Escherichia coli Ol57:h7, Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes. Progress in Nutrition. p. 85-86.
Hedonic evaluation of cooked chicken wrapped with apple and tomato films formulated with cinnamaldehvde and carvacrol - (Abstract Only)
Du, W., Avena Bustillos, R.D., Woods, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Hedonic evaluation of cooked chicken wrapped with apple and tomato films formulated with cinnamaldehvde and carvacrol. Progress in Nutrition. p. 87.
Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Mandrell, R.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Antibacterial Effects of Allspice, Garlic, and Oregano Essential Oils in Tomato Films Determined by Overlay and Vapor-Phase Methods. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M390-M397.
Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2009. Effects of Allspice, Cinnamon, and Clove Bud Essential Oils in Edible Apple Films on Physical Properties and Antimicrobial Activities. Journal of Food Science. 74(7):M372-M378.
Allspice, cinnamon, and clove bud plant essential oils in edible apple films inactivate the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only) - (11-Feb-09)
Allspice, garlic, and oregano plant essential oils in tomato films inactive the foodborne pathogens Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes - (Abstract Only) - (11-Feb-09)
Hedonic evaluation of cooked chicken wrapped with apple and tomato films formulated with cinnamaldehyde and carvacol - (Abstract Only) - (11-Feb-09)
Extension of Shelf Life and Control of Human Pathogens in Produce by Antimicrobial Edible Films and Coatings - (Book / Chapter)
Mc Hugh, T.H., Avena-Bustillos, R.J., Du, W. 2009. Extension of Shelf Life and Control of Human Pathogens in Produce by Antimicrobial Edible Films and Coatings. Book Chapter In Microbial Safety of Fresh Produce, 12:225-239. X. Fan, B.A. Niemira, C.J. Doona, F.E. Feeherry, R.B. Gravani, Ed.: IFT Press, Wiley-Blackwell. 12:225-239.
Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7, Physical Properties, and Storage Stability of Novel Carvacrol-Containing Edible Tomato Films. Journal of Food Science. 73(7):M378-383.
Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against E. coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Du, W., Olsen, C.W., Avena-Bustillos, R.D., Mc Hugh, T.H., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2008. Storage Stability and Antibacterial Activity against Echerichia coli O157:H7 of Carvacrol in Edible Apple Films made by Two Different Casting Methods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 56:3082-2088.
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